Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts on Leninism? What tendency do you most associate with?
I associate as a Trotskyist. You could probably also call me a Gramscian, which may be more accurate, though there’s a potential for people to perceive that as a form of non-revolutionary socialism which I don’t connect with. My thoughts on Lenin is that he wrote a lot of work which was important and remains valuable. It’s certainly something important for people to read and get to grips with (work such as Left-Wing Communism an Infantile Disorder especially in current times) and when it comes to the organisational structure of the Communist Party, for example. My thoughts on Leninism are generally negative as it’s a term that’s often used to promote a groups image rather than necessarily its philosophy. For example many “Marxist-Leninist” groups theories and praxis stem from the Comintern under Stalin’s Sovietism and doesn’t necessarily represent the same interpretation of Lenin that I’d advocate. They take an approach which advocates hierarchic implementation of socialist policy, using Vanguardism to control the working class rather than lead it.
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